Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to help protect some of Idaho's most special places? Here are some upcoming volunteer opportunities that may be of interest.

At Silver Creek Preserve this summer, staff and partners will monitor fish, insects and habitat. We need volunteers to help especially with the fish shocking, collecting and recording.

The shocking will take place on June 15 and 16; we need four or five volunteers. The week of June 21 and 28, we will help the Idaho Department of Fish and Game with their mark and recapture study—so we will be shocking at night. Please call the Silver Creek Office at 208-788-7910 if you are interested in helping.

Silver Creek has an active volunteer program. Check our volunteer page for the latest information, or call the office if you would like to bring a group to help.

This Saturday, Thousand Springs State Park hosts a work day.Thousand Springs State Park staff and volunteers will dust off winter at Ritter Island: work will entail dusting off artifacts in the historic barns and preparing Ritter Island to open for the summer. Opening is slated for May 29.

Work begins at 10 am. Dress to work and bring rags and cleaning supplies. To get there (from the west): Take the second Wendell exit, turn left to 1500 and then follow the signs to Ritter Island.

If you have questions – please contact Debbie Dane of South Idaho Tourism or Dave Landrum, Manager of Thousand Springs State Park.

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